July through September, 2008

This view of the South Patio looking west shows our newly seeded "lawn" covered by straw to retain moisture and protect new shoots from the intense sun. The lawn is low-growing native grasses that should need very little water once established. A margin of rock separates the house from the grass and a "stream" of rocks helps divert rain water away from the house. The area immediately south of the patio will have to wait until next year.